There was this one guy at my high school. His first car (purchased in 1999) was a 1980 El Camino Conquista. It was beige/bronze with power windows/locks and working A/C - he was so proud of it. He also thought a 305 V8 made it a drag car. Idiot. Well, after about 8 months he blew the engine (big shock). What no one expected was him turning it into his auto shop project. 5 months later it emerged from the shop with a 10.5:1 compression aluminum headed 468 BBC, TH-400, and a 12 bolt rear end with a Detroit locker. It was properly quick, still unassuming beige/bronze, and the power locks/windows and A/C still worked. That was his sophomore year.

His junior year, he inherited his grandmother’s old 1984 Oldsmobile 98 Regency. He then shoved a 1970 Olds 455 and TH-400 in it. It was worked over enough to run high 13's in the quarter mile with a little bit of giggle juice. Not the quickest car ever...but the big land yacht caught a lot of folks off guard.

That guy’s burner on Kinja is QwkSlvr.